Ambassador Didier Lenoir took up his post as Permanent Representative of the European Union to the OECD on 11 September 2019.
Mr. Lenoir is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and the French War College (École de Guerre).
Following his studies, he served in the French Navy between 1984 and 2001, both on board ships and at Headquarters. From 1998 to 2001, he was assigned to the French Representation to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).
In 2001, Mr. Lenoir joined the European institutions, where he worked mainly in the field of crisis management, notably as Head of the European Union Planning and Crisis Management Unit between 2007 and 2013, and Director of the European Union’s Crisis Management and Planning Directorate from 2013 to 2014.
Prior to assuming his functions as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the European Union to the OECD in 2019, Mr. Lenoir occupied the post from 2015 as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the European Union to the International Organisations in Vienna.
Mr. Lenoir is married with seven children.